The University of Alabama’s Executive MBA (EMBA) program requires a minimum of five years of professional work experience, active support by your current employer, an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with a solid grade point average (prefer 3.0 GPA or better) and letters of recommendation from your employer and/or clients. Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 may be considered for acceptance by submitting a GMAT (500) or GRE (300) score. Click here to request information now!


Prospective students for UA EMBA must complete the following application steps.

1. Complete the Graduate School Application
To apply for UA EMBA, prospective students must use The University of Alabama’s Graduate School application which included a non-refundable $65 application fee for U.S. citizens and permanent residents and a non-refundable $80 application fee for international students.  The application fee is waived for US Military Veterans, contact the UA Graduate School using this link – Veteran Application Fee Waiver. If you are an international student applying for the graduate school, please use the International Application.  Be sure to select Executive Business Administration, MBA as your proposed major.
For Tuscaloosa program applicants, select Main Campus as the place of initial enrollment. Select Spring 2021 as the Proposed Entrance Term. Application deadline is October 19, 2020.
For Huntsville program applicants, select Huntsville EMBA as the place of initial enrollment. Select Fall 2020 as the Proposed Entrance Term. Application deadline is July 6, 2020.
The University of Alabama’s Graduate School Application

2. GMAT or GRE Score
The GMAT or GRE exam is no longer required for EMBA applicants who meet specific criteria established by the Manderson Graduate School of Business. To qualify for this exemption, an applicant must have strong work experience (at least five years) and an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better OR have already earned another master’s degree. Please contact the EMBA office for additional information on this policy. For EMBA applicants with a GPA below 3.0, EMBA may require a 500 on the GMAT or 300 on the GRE. Please request that official scores be sent to The University of Alabama. Our GRE institution code is 1830.

3. Complete the Admissions Questions Document
Please respond to the Admissions Questions and upload your responses document into the Supporting Documents section of your online application. This item replaces the Statement of Purpose required by the Graduate School. Contact Cheryl Altemara at 205.348.4501 or for the Admissions Questions.

4. Provide Two Letters of Recommendation
Applicants must request two (2) professional letters of recommendation which can be requested through your online application. One letter must be from your supervisor, the second letter may be from another person within your company or a client. For additional clarification or questions on this step of the application, contact Cheryl Altemara at 205.348.4501 or

5. Request College Transcripts
Official transcripts must be requested from all institutions where you attended and earned 15 credit hours or more, and must be sealed with a registrar stamp or be sent electronically from your institution to International transcripts must be written in English or accompanied by an English translation provided by the issuing institution. University of Alabama graduates do NOT need to request their transcript/s from the UA Registrar.

Mailing address for transcripts:
Graduate School Office
The University of Alabama
Box 870118
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Street address:
Graduate School Office
The University of Alabama
Rose Administration Building, Suite 100
801 University Boulevard
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487

Send electronically to:

6. Participate in Personal Interview and Provide Résumé
A personal interview is required for all applicants. Interviews can be scheduled at any point during the application process. To set up an interview, please contact Cheryl Altemara at 205.348.4501 or

Once your file is completed, it goes before the Admissions Committee and is processed immediately.  Applicants will be notified of the decision by both the EMBA Office and the Graduate School Office.

The UA Executive MBA Program current tuition and fees are:

Tuition and trip costs are subject to change for NEW students enrolling Fall 2021.

An $1,800, non-refundable tuition prepayment is due upon acceptance and is applied to your first term tuition bill.

Tuition: $60,000.00

  • Course content and materials, instruction, and faculty
  • Some reading materials (free library resources available to all UA students)
  • Career counseling & workshops
  • Special program enhancements – for example: outside speakers, leadership workshop

Optional EMBA Study Trip:
  $4000 – $5000 estimated cost of trip

Two study trip payments will be requested if participating; a deposit when the trip is announced and balance to be paid the semester of travel.

  • Study trip academic program – company visits, consulting projects & some group cultural events
  • Lodging during international study trip
  • Most meals during study trip
  • Some air, rail or bus travel between countries/cities (Does not include airfare from and to the U.S.)

Students are responsible for securing their own lodging, if needed, in Huntsville and Tuscaloosa while enrolled in either program cohort.

Financial Aid:
The University of Alabama provides financial aid information and GI Bill services for qualified applicants.

Financial Aid –
Military/GI Bill Benefits –
For EMBA Scholarship Information – contact Cheryl Altemara at 205.348.4501 or


As a student in the UA EMBA Program, all women are members of the National Association of Women MBAs.
NAWMBA is dedicated to propelling women MBA students and professionals into leadership positions in business. Benefits include: exclusive or discounted admission to NAWMBA local/regional networking and speaker events and live training seminars, career and leadership focused webinars, career-related resources including access to Ivy Exec, an online career resources web service, to provide additional valuable career and leadership focused webinars, NAWMBA Career Center and Job Fairs connecting employers and job seekers. Membership also includes an invitation to the NAWMBA Annual Conference.  An intensive multi-day conference filled with career developing workshops, inspirational speakers, professional coaching and functional learning tracks.

In addition, the Executive MBA Alumni Network hosts an annual Women’s Leadership Luncheon in Birmingham and in Huntsville. The EMBA Women’s Leadership Luncheon focuses on leaders from the private and public sectors who share their business experiences and knowledge, as well as provide a forum for mentoring and networking opportunities with senior business leaders.